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Identifying maternal mortality through networking: results from coastal Kenya.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2815198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper presents the results of experience in identifying maternal deaths through "networking." In a survey of child health in coastal Kenya, women of reproductive ages were asked about their knowledge of maternal deaths in the villages. Thirty-five maternal deaths were ultimately identified in the study area, which led to an estimate of maternal mortality of 6 to 7 per 1,000 live births. The leading causes of death were hemorrhage and anemia, followed by sepsis; and nulliparous women appeared to be at higher risks of dying. Special attention is given to the ethnomedical aspects of maternal mortality,which have important implications for strategies to reduce maternal mortality.
Authors:
J T Boerma; J K Mati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in family planning     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0039-3665     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Fam Plann     Publication Date:    1989 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-11     Completed Date:  1989-12-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7810364     Medline TA:  Stud Fam Plann     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
UNICEF, Kenya.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Cause of Death
Data Collection / methods*,  standards
Female
Humans
Interviews as Topic*
Kenya
Maternal Mortality*
Middle Aged
Midwifery
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / ethnology,  mortality
Risk Factors

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